Scottsdale, AZ, August 06, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Shop to be Green an online retailer of high quality green and eco-friendly products has been selected by the Green Bride Guide, the #1 green wedding website, for inclusion in their Green Wedding Directory (www.greenbrideguide.com/directory).
The Green Bride Guide is the most comprehensive and credible green wedding resource online. The Directory is like a Yellow Pages for green weddings that provides a centralized resource of green wedding vendors, searchable by geographic area.
According to the Green Bride Guide, almost 50% of couples are looking to include green elements in their events, and 85% are concerned about greenwashing, the passing off of non-green companies as eco-friendly. To address these concerns, the Green Bride Guide screens all vendors in the directory and displays their green practices in their profiles. Shop to be Green has received a 5 leaf rating from the Green Bride Guide.
"Providing couples who are planning their special day with high quality and beautiful products that they will cherish for years is very important to Shop to be Green. We are very excited to be a part of such a highly valued resource such as the Green Bride Guide," says Mistie Hague, Shop to be Green spokesperson.
As the eco-friendly movement grows Shop to be Green knows that new and exciting products are being developed every day. Shop to be Green was created to get these great products to the consumers who really want them. Shop to be Green’s aim is to sell high quality items that people will absolutely love and feel good about. More than 50% of their products are handmade by small local family businesses within the United States.
“When my husband Barry and I were planning our wedding in 2006-07, we were surprised by how little information was available to help us make eco-friendly choices. That’s why I’m excited to be able to offer couples the Green Bride Guide Directory,” said Kate Harrison. “By including vendors like Shop to be Green, couples will know that they are working with a vetted green vendor who truly values the environment. Since more than 50% of the wedding budget is spent at the local level, the Directory is an essential tool for couples looking to support the local green economy.”